We are seeking to appoint two talented
scientists. These are full time, permanent roles from 1st January 2024.
These posts would suit an ECT or an experienced teacher. The
successful candidates will be able to teach KS3 and KS4 science subjects, with the possibility of teaching within a
KS5 specialism depending on experience.
Mary’s we have a knowledge rich curriculum which is rooted in evidence based
pedagogical practice. Throughout each
key stage and discipline, our curriculum is carefully sequenced so that we are building upon prior knowledge at every point.
Good literacy and numeracy skills are critical for the successful study of science. Our curriculum
includes the explicit teaching of these skills through our SURE approach to reading like a scientist and our
numeracy protocol for mathematical equations. In addition to this, we develop metacognitive skills with
our students through regular modelling, reflective tasks and our review and reteach protocol.
Evidence will be drawn from:
- Letter in support of application.
- Application Form.
- Lesson observation & task.
- Response to questions during
Letter of application should:
- Be clear, concise and well
- Demonstrate how you meet the
- Describe your vision for teaching
and learning in the Science Department at St. Mary’s Catholic Academy
in the 21st Century.
- Be no more than two sides of A4
Your application should be
addressed to the Headteacher, Mr. S. Eccles and can be submitted electronically
We will acknowledge receipt of
St. Mary’s is a highly regarded, oversubscribed and
successful school with:
- A caring ethos and high standards.
- An Outstanding Diocesan Inspection Report (March 2017)
- A full Ofsted Inspection of St Mary’s in May 2022 was extremely
positive and confirmed that St Mary’s Catholic Academy continues to be good in
all areas. You can read a copy of the report on the Academy's website.
- An outstanding induction programme, friendly staff, high quality
professional cover supervisors, ICT technicians and admin support and a strong
family ethos which make St. Mary’s a great place to work.
- State of the art facilities housed in our £22.5 million pound
Staff wellbeing is also a key part of our
success as a school. A hard-working staff should be well supported and cared
for to allow them to meet the demands made of teachers in a modern context. All
staff are provided with their own personal laptop and extensive training and
the support of colleagues.
able to take advantage of the Schools
Advisory Service Wellbeing package which offers access to Counselling, 24 hour GP helpline, Health advice and support, Physiotherapy advice and a
range of other services. A well-resourced support team of IT technicians, admin
staff, chaplaincy staff and site staff work hard to make sure the Academy runs smoothly and that teaching staff are well supported to focus on our core
business of teaching. Workload issues are regularly discussed with our staff
committee and policies around marking,
assessment, reporting and home
work are carefully designed to try
and manage the workload for staff. Free access to the school fitness
suite; free annual flu jabs; a car valet service and regular staff social
events all help to make our Academy and Trust a rewarding place to work.
BEBCMAT is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.
All posts are subject to:
● Medical clearance
● Verification of qualifications and National Insurance number.
● Two references including a judgement about suitability to work with children.
● A member of the interview panel will be trained in implementing Child Protection procedures.
● In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online search be carried out.
For teaching positions, barred list checks and prohibition from teaching checks will be carried out.
For leadership positions, section 128 checks will be performed.
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